The Gaming Gang relies heavily on companies and developers submitting complementary copies of their games for review and supporting TGG by linking to us (and in return by us linking to them) to help spread the word. Regardless of how we obtain games for review our opinions are always honestly presented. Please keep in mind our submission policy is in regards to readily available products and not crowdfunding previews. If you’re interested in TGG covering an upcoming crowdfunding project in depth, please check out our advertising page.
If you are a company, designer, or developer and would like to submit a game, please take a look at the following guidelines and let us know if you are looking for a review or preview. We’ll contact you quickly and work out the logistics of getting a review copy into our hands. In order to insure that your game receives a fair review it will be assigned to an individual who is experienced in playing games of that genre, theme, or style. We prefer that a game is ready for release to the public although we will preview advanced beta designs that are preparing to go to print.
Our written reviews, previews, interviews, etc. are always 100% free for game companies and developers. We strive to be fair and unbiased in presenting our impressions and thoughts as well as pointing out what sort of player your game will appeal to. Please contact Jeff if you would like The Gaming Gang to tackle your title and he will provide shipping information.
The Gaming Gang is one of the most popular table top gaming focused websites in he world – as of this writing we’re on pace to finish 2017 with 1.08 million unique visitors and approximately 8.4 million visits overall. TGG consistently ranks in the top one tenth of one percent of websites in worldwide traffic also.
Beginning April 1st, 2017 TGG will be forced to change our policyfor our video production. The reasoning for this is simple: Our video reviews are very time consuming and we aim to produce them as professionally as possible, with animated intros and outros as well as informational lower thirds throughout. The demand for us to produce video is constantly growing as does the cost of not only our production but operation of the TGG website itself. Some gaming sites charge to simply look at a game for review and charge even more (sometimes hundreds of dollars) if a video is produced.
We’ll continue to create “Outside the Box” videos at no charge, as we always have, but companies looking for a full fledged review video must set aside a giveaway copy for The Gaming Gang to use in contests in order to promote our Patreon page. We always work to send our audience to the company website (or Facebook page, Twitter, etc) during our review videos and this contest copy of a game will boost the impact of the review, drive more supporters for TGG, and provide much more traffic to the company we’re working with.
We cannot make any promises about the sort of review you will receive, when you will receive it or if you’ll even get one; we hate nothing more than trashing a game that someone spent a lot of time and effort on. As a result, if your game is good we generally get around to reviewing it faster than games which are more tedious to play or of low quality gameplay. In some cases, we may opt to preview your game rather than review it. Normally you can expect the review, or preview, to make it’s way to our visitors within thirty days of receipt of the game.
Please keep in mind we will not provide a review based upon prototype submissions (aka Kickstarter betas or print and play previews); we will only review games that are presented as a finished product, or as near a finished product as possible, which reflects what will be available to the buying public. We do understand, on very rare occasions, a minor revision is made before the final design is given a full print run and in those situations we will present a review. Prototypes and nearly complete masters will be given in depth previews or “sneak peeks”.
Here is an explanation of our review system.
In closing we’d just like to say to all the designers and publishers out there, thank you for making all the fantastic games we love and keep up the great work!